Since I'm a pretty big Bowman fan, I somewhat look forward to new releases of the Bowman name. This year's Bowman Platinum is no exception! The cards are shiny as each card in the set looks like a refractor. I'm attracted to shiny like a mosquito to a bug buster.
I made a dumb mistake at Target when I bought these. I bought 4 of the value packs because the rack thingy it was hanging on said "Excell MLB Baseball 4.99". Everyone knows that Excell stocks the cards in the section so I did a little math in my head and figured that either Topps was selling these rather cheaply or Excell made a mistake. Plus with the cards literally being on the shelf for a day or 2 I wouldn't think they would have gotten stocked in the wrong spot. WRONG. I got to the register and they rung up at 9.49 a piece. I should have put 2 back but I'm glad I didn't (I think).
I'll start off with my mojo autograph hit of Tayler Scott of the Cubs. I seem to pull Blue Jays, Astros, Yankees, and Cubs hits out of everything I buy at retail. WTF. The autographs aren't too terribly hard to pull out of retail at 1 every 31 packs.
I got a good pile of Purple refractors (12 to be exact) since they came 3 per value pack. I'm really lucky and happy to get 2 of the Orioles brightest young farmhands. I imagine if I would have put 2 of the value packs back on the shelf that knowing my luck it would have been the 2 that contained these cards! I've had total crap luck this year when it comes to pulling O's cards from packs. I didn't get any of the base cards from Bowman Platinum of the Orioles (there's only 3: Jones, Bundy, Machado). Every card you see on this page is for trade except for the Gausman and Schoop.
Bowman Platinum Prospect Autograph: BPAP-TS Tayler Scott
Gold Ice Parallel: 9 Braun, 32 Arcia, 78 Cano
Bowman Blue Sapphire Rookie Reprints: Chase Utley
Prospect Refractors: BPCP3 Brinson, 20 Dahl, 70 Nunez, 71 Choice
Prospect Purple Refractors: BPCP21 Lindor, 39 Sanchez, 57 Nicolino, 65 Hawkins, 68 Lee, 76 Hedges, 80 Davis, 87 Heaney, 90 Ozuna, 94 Hensley
Diamonds In The Rough: DIR-LM Merejo
Top Prospects: TP-JSO Soler, JB Baez, JS Singleton, GS Sanchez